I love anything red velvet, theres something so comforting about the mix of flavours and cream cheese thats is so comforting and warm that its the perfect dessert for cosy nights in or in my case to give as a a gift to workmates and family.
These brownies are part inspired by the cupcake recipe and part inspired by the brownie recipe, they were very much thrown together and I’m just glad they turned out well in the end! As per usual just go with your gut when making this the measurements are vague ideas and do not neccessarily need to be stuck to!
- Around 250g of salted butter (you will use pretty much ALL of it!).
- 100g of dark chocolate.
- Red food colouring.
- 1 cup of brown sugar.
- 2/3 cups of spelt flour.
- Two teaspoons of baking powder.
- 2 eggs.
- 2 tablespoons of coconut yoghurt (I use coyo) possibly more if needed.
- A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar.
- A teaspoon of baking soda.
- A teaspoon of vanilla extract (just pour it in!)
- A teaspoon of coco powder (i use green and blacks)
- A pinch of cinammon.
For the cream cheese part:
A tub of full fat soft cheese (i used philidelphia)
About half a cup of brown sugar.
Preheat oven on gas mark five. Melt dark chocolate with about 100g of butter in a separate bowl cream the rest of the butter with brown sugar and add dark chocolate once melted. Mix together and add eggs, vanilla extract and baking powder. In a small cup mix apple cider vinegar and baking soda- it should fizz so pour it into mix. Add coconut yoghurt and red food colouring mix before adding the spelt flour, add alittle coco powder and the pinch of cinammon. You should get this fluffyish mixture add more flour if needed.
In another bowl cream cheese and brown sugar adding more sugar if needed. Pour brownie mix into your pre greased tin (i put baking paper on top too) set alittle brownie mix aside so you can marble with cheese mix. Spoon cream cheese mix in and marble with rest of brownie mix. Put in the oven for about 25 to 30 mins. Once baked leave to cool before tucking in!